sandy bridge vs ivy bridge

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  1. sintinian

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    Hi, is it worth getting ivy over sandy if i don't require the onboard gfx? i'm not sure what else is actually better about the new edition other than the graphics.

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    It's got a newer version of Intel's hardware video encoder (quicksync) and the CPU is slightly faster and lower power as well.
     
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    ok thanks, the other thread was informative. i was going to buy the sandy bridge to save a few pounds as i don't need the onboard gfx and probably won't make use of quicksync, but it seems the ivy bridge also couples well with a 3.0 PCIe video card. I'd be interested to know anyone thinks the this performance increase is worth the extra money...
     
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    Unless you're running a pair of GTX 690s there will be no performance increase, PCI-E 2.0 is sufficient for anything else on the market.
     
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    PCIe 2.0 is still pretty much the standard these days..I would still go with an Ivy Bridge because it's the newer architecture
     
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    Ivybridge uses less power and will run cooler. For less than a tenner, i'd go with the Ivybridge. If every penny counts go with Sandybridge.
     

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